Non NHS Private Fees

 

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability. The typical waiting time for private work is around 10 days.

Housing Letters and GP Letters of Support

We do not provide letters for housing or letters of support directly to patients

Read more about Housing Letters and GP Letters of support

Charges To Patients (must be paid in advance)

as of 1st February 2022

Access to records under the Data Protection Act

  • Computerised records - Free of charge
  • Excessive or repeat requests - charged on case by case basis dependant upon the work generated

Adoption and Fostering

  • Form IHA initial health assesment - £100
  • Forms C,D.YP or AME full examination of child - £100
  • Form AH health assesment - £80
  • Form AH2 update report - £36
  • Childminder (Ofsted health declaration form) - £85
  • Examination of children in/for care-first examination - £40
  • Subsequent exam - £25
  • Freedom from infection for children in care - £25

Attendance allowance / disability living allowance

  • GP factual report - DWP - £33.50
  • DS1500 - DWP - £ 17.70

Blue Badge Scheme

  • Report only - £25.15
  • Examination and report - £39.22

Certificates and Forms

  • Criminal injuries compensation report on pro forma - £40
  • Freedom from infection letter - £40
  • Letter RE: Fitness to exercise, travel etc - £40
  • Private sick note (any sick note within 7 days is private) - £40
  • Provident Association claim form - £40
  • School fees insurance claim form - £40
  • Fitness to attend state school - £40
  • Fitness for sport, school, university etc - £80
  • Health certificate to attend university, college, teacher and nurses training - £80
  • Firearm's Licence - £80
  • Powerr of Attorny - £160
  • Dentists, completion of application for first registration of a dentists - £80

Letters (private letters)

  • Letter to confirm registration at the practice - £40
  • To whom it may concern letter - £40

Driving

  • Full medical and report, HGV, PSV, taxi - £110
  • Report no examination - £60
  • Extract from records - £40
  • Seat Belt examination - £80
  • Report to DVLA no examination - £40
  • Elderly Driver - £80
  • Bus Pass Application form - £25

Employment (private)

  • Full medical with report and exam/certificate - £160
  • Report without examination - £110
  • Report on pro-forma - £80
  • Extract from records - £40
  • Certificate of Incapacity - £25

Employment (local authority)

  • Police or local authority medical exam, certificate - £160
  • Police or local authority report without examination - £110
  • exctract from records - £40
  • LA / police medical for higher grade appointment - £110
  • NHS employee prospective - £110
  • Fireman's medical examination - £160
  • Fireman's medical examination of continuation of part time EM - £160

Extracts from Record

  • Private - £40

Fitness for sport, school, university etc

  • Examination and report - £110
  • Extract from records - £40
  • Short certificate of incapacity - £25

Local Authority

  • Council tax certificate of severe impairment - free

Insurance (sickness)

  • Examination and report insurance - £110
  • Extract from records - £40
  • Certificate of incapacity  insurance - £25
  • Insurance claim form completion -£25

Insurance (accident)

  • Examination and report insurance - £160
  • Report without examination - £110
  • Report on pro-forma - £80
  • Extract from records - £40
  • Short certificate insurance - £40

Life assurance proposal

  • GP exmaination own patient - £160
  • GP report no exmination - £110
  • GP supplementary  report - £40

BUPA, PPP,WPA, priavte medical insurance

  • Report on prespective subscriber PMI - extracts from records - £80
  • Completion of form - £110
  • Full medical exam and report - £160

Mental capacity certificate

  • With examination - £160
  • without examination - £110
  • Mental health psychiatric examination - £80

Private Medication examinations and reports

  • Full examination with report or certificate - £160
  • Government department - £85

Report no examination

  • Private - £110
  • Report on pro-forma - £80

Travel Abroad

  • Blood test for travel - £50
  • Private presciptions - £25
  • Encepalitis - £200
  • Fitness to travel certificate - £ 40
  • Prescription for drugs required solely for purpose - £13.50
  • Holiday cancellation insurance claim - 40
  • Simple letter detailing prescription medicines - £20

Travel Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A (for Maywood registered patients) -  Free 
  • Hepatitis A (for non-registered / private patients) - £50.00
  • Hep A and Typhoid (for Maywood registered patients) - Free 
  • Hep A and Typhoid (for non-registered / private patients) - £70.00
  • Hepatitis B - See Below 
  • Japanese Encephalitis: Course x 3 (for Maywood registered patients) - £200 (for course of 2)
  • Japanese Encephalitis: Course x 3 (for non-registered / private patients) - £250 (for course of 2)
  • Malaria tablets - £2.50 per tablet
  • Meningitis: single dose (for Maywood registered patients) - £60.00
  • Meningitis: single dose (for non-registered / private patients) - £70.00
  • Polio Free Free - Free
  • Rabies: Course x 3 (for Maywood registered patients) - £80 per jab
  • Rabies: Course x 3 (for non-registered / private patients) - £90 per jab
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria (for Maywood registered patients) - Free
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria (for non-registered / private patients) - £40.00
  • Typhoid (for Maywood registered patients) - Free
  • Typhoid (for non-registered / private patients) - £40.00
  • Yellow Fever (single dose) Incl. certificate - Not currently available 
  • Certificates for any of the above (except yellow fever) - £10.00 

Hepatitis B

At risk occupations

  • It is the EMPLOYER ‘s duty to pay – give standard letter to patient for them to give to employer. All jabs / tests must be paid for, by the employer, IN ADVANCE. 
  • Course of 3 jabs @ £160. Test @ £70 a further jab might be required subject to outcome of blood test.  

Medical Students

  • Must be referred to their Occupational Health Centre. We may be considered negligent if we give jab.

Post exposure / bites

  • We have a duty to provide Hep B, free of charge.

Travel

Charge at standard rate, Course of 3 jabs @ £150 no test required

Professions that are not accepted 

You cannot confirm someone's ID if you:

  • are a doctor, unless you state you know the applicant well (for example they are a good friend) and you recognise them easily from their photo.
  • Work for HM passport office
  • work at UK visas and immigration and are involved with applications for British citizenship or right to abode in the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t the NHS supposed to be free?

The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: prescription charges have existed since 1951, and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged. Sometimes the charge is made to cover some of the cost of treatment, for example, dental fees; in other cases, it is because the service is not covered by the NHS, for example, medical reports for insurance companies.

Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?

It is important to understand that GPs are not employed by the NHS, they are self-employed, and they have to cover their costs – staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc – in the same way as any small business. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work the fee has to cover the doctor’s costs.

What is covered by the NHS and what is not?

The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients. In recent years, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to be sure that information provided is true and accurate.

Can you give examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their NHS patients:

  • accident/sickness insurance certificates
  • certain travel vaccinations
  • private medical insurance reports

Can you give examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge other institutions:

  • medical reports for an insurance company
  • some reports for the DSS/Benefits Agency
  • examinations of local authority employees
  • DS 1500 Form (Disability Living/Attendance Allowance)

Is it true that the BMA sets fees for non-NHS work?

The BMA suggests fees for non-NHS work which is not covered under a GP’s NHS contract, to help GPs set their own professional fees. However, these fees are guidelines only, not recommendations, and a doctor is not obliged to charge the rates suggested.

Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?

Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload – the majority work up to 70 hours a week – and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to take some paperwork home at night and weekends.

I only need the doctor’s signature – what is the problem?

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council or even the Police.

What will I be charged?

The BMA recommends that GPs tell patients in advance if they will be charged, and how much. It is up to the individual doctor to decide how much to charge, but the BMA produces lists of suggested fees which many doctors use. Surgeries often have lists of fees on the waiting room wall based on these suggested fees.

What can I do to help?

  • Not all documents need signature by a doctor, for example passport applications. You can ask another person in a position of trust to sign such documents free of charge.
  • If you have several forms requiring completion, present them all at once and ask your GP if he or she is prepared to complete them all at once as a (job lot) at a reduced price.
  • Do not expect your GP to process forms overnight. You should expect the form(s) to take up to 4 weeks for the GP to complete and return